Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Everything Must Change

That's the name of the book I've been reading this week by Brian McLaren. It's pretty thought provoking, if you like that sort of thing. As the title suggests, it's about change, mostly changing the way we think. I've had a thinking problem for about 3 years now. I started thinking, and it's been a problem. Anyway, it's a pretty good book. I'd say more about it but it needs a blog all on it's own.

So now, on to the training:

Friday 3/7/08
Pistols w/ 16kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
BUP w/ 24kg: 4/4, 4/4
Did something today I've never done before; I walked away. I didn't feel right. Everything was so much harder than it should have been. So instead of pushing through it, I decided to stop. My nervous system didn't want me to train, so I listened. I'll admit I did do about 2 sets too many, but I stopped 6 sets short of where I wanted to go before I began. A huge milestone for me...

Sunday 3/9/08
Dbl Front Squat to Dbl Press w/ 2(24kgs): 5 & 5 x 5 sets
B1- Dead Snatch on blocks w/ 24kg: 5/5, 5/5, 5/5, 5/5
B2- Towel Pull-ups: 6, 6, 6, 6
Evil Wheel on knees: 10, 10, 10
Felt good today.

Monday: 3/10/08
Dbl Swings w/ 2(16kgs): 10 x 10 sets
Figure 8 to a hold w/ 16kg: 20, 20, 20
Jump rope x 10 minutes

Tuesday 3/11/08
A1- Dbl Front Squat w/ 2(32kgs): 3/3 x 10 sets
A2- Press w/ 32kg: 2/2 x 10 sets
Evil Wheel on Knees: 10, 10, 10

That's it so far. I think I'm going to do fast tens tomorrow with clean and jerks, and maybe some snatches.


Franklin said...

Congratulations on the walk away! .. very cool and good for you. I need to learn to do the same instead of ALWAYS trying to push through the pain and subsequently tweak something.

I used the search function on DD to try to figure out what "fast tens" was but still don't have a real clear idea about it. As a result, I'm looking forward to reading about your experience with it.

Tim Anderson said...

Thanks Franklin. I'm a habitual tweaker myself. Trying to break that mold though. If you want to learn about fast tens, go here:
http://www.dragondoor.com/pdf/hard-style_winter2005.pdf it's on page 3.

Franklin said...

Thanks so much for the Fast-Tens link .. for some reason DD wouldn't let me go back that far on the Hard Style Issues.

Wow! Fast-Tens is real hard-core stuff. I'm currently doing a simplified version of Mike Mahler's Double KB Strength and Size 5 x 5 Program and it smokes me every time .. Fast-tens looks even more intense.

Franz Snideman said...

Thinking is very important...obviously...it's what seperates us from most animals! However, change just for the sake of change, is not always beneficial. I guess what I mean is that some absolute truths never change and are eternal. I think what Mr. Brian Maclaren (not sure if I spelled his name right) is talking about is more of a need to change to be relavent to our CURRENT SOCIETY!

Is it good to be relavent to today's society...yes and no! If it helps us to relate and influence more people is a Godly way, I would say it is good. But if it means breaking God's laws and principles for the sake of influencing more people...I would argue that it is a bad idea. Of course God in his word tells us to ask him for wisdom and he will freely give it. He also tells us in the book of Jeremiah to "come and reason" with Him. So clearly their is a Biblical mandate to use our minds and intellect.

However...changing God's word is dangerous stuff. Just my thoughts!

I hope you are well!

Tim Anderson said...

How are you?

Jesus answered: " Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind; and, Love your neighbor as yourself. " If we hear Jesus's words and Love, truly Love, then we can influence and help more people in a Godly way. We can be relavant to our society. If we Love, we can change the hearts of men, change our society, change our world. Not for the sake of change, but for the sake of Love. God is Love, right?

I agree, it wouldn't be good to break God's laws and principles for the sake of influencing more people. That's why we are where we are, as a world. But if we listen to Jesus and Love, then we can usher in God's Kingdom on earth, just as it is in Heaven...
And that would be a change worth making.

Love ya, my California brother!

Franz Snideman said...

Well put that way...it just makes sense!

I am well Tim! Thanks brother!

God Bless you and your family!